Label: Mad Village Recording - MADVLP 020 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Surf
European flights. Guitarist, Miguel Escovedo, took time away from his three bastard brothers all illegitimate sons of the legendary Jesus C. Escovedo to spend some time in his homeland of Tenerife. He is currently having to console himself by spending time waiting for the first available flight with local senoritas and huge vats of sangria. Escovedo - guitarist, revolutionary, ladies' man and All-Mexico Surfing Champion. Forced by his political beliefs to flee from his homeland, he escaped by stowing away on a cruise liner with only a guitar, a Hawaiian shirt and an autographed photo of Duane Eddy.
He landed in Southampton, convinced Britain would Sadly, this was not to be. But Jesus was not downhearted. He changed his name - and hairstyle - and tried again. So he tried again, and failed. Tried again, failed; tried, failed…and finally failed without actually trying.
He died a bitter and broken man in But at his funeral, a strange thing happened. The sole mourners were four young men who all arrived clad in black suits, black ties, sunglasses and fezzes. Throughout a lifetime of touring, Jesus' good looks and charm served him well - a string of beautiful women over the years had poured sour cream on the burning chilli of his soul among other things. The four mourners who met for the first time that day were sus cuatro hijos bastardos — ie, his four bastard sons - Miguel, Esteban, Juan and Ricardo.
Stranger still, they discovered they were all musicians and during a tequila-fuelled wake, discovered the true mission of their previously aimless lives- to form The Bikini Beach Band and ensure that the music of Jesus Escovedo would live on!
Each brother added something different to the band's sound. Drummer Juan brought the big beat. The overwhelming response to their performance led to being given a slot on live, prime-time BBC television as part of the national event.
In January, the band was chosen to provide the exotic, spiritual glow of their music at the launch of Bo Fowler's first novel, Scepticism, Inc. Subsequently, American art rockers Sparks chose the boys to open for their show at The Royal Festival Hall and The Big Chill Festival has seen them receive great reviews each time they play.
On every occasion, the band's blend of classic Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Ronnie Jones - Lookin For Action, soundtrack favourites and contemporary covers has carried audiences away on a sea of golden melody. Inthe boys were ready to return to the studio and Egyptian Medley - The Bikini Beach Band - Tides Out.? roots, eschewing the easy listening scene for a rawer, rockin' surf sound of the early 's masters who inspired them.
Resplendent in Hawaiian shirts and fezzes, and boasting two dancing hula girls, the unorthodox quartet produced a brilliant set. With scant regard for music fashions, they lurched from Nirvana to the Beach Boys, and Britney Spears to classical, all played in their own unique way.
Resistance was futile, and well-refreshed guests were begging them to stay long after they downed their instruments. These fez-sporting aficionados of surf-noir are sure to be riding high on the wave Egyptian Medley - The Bikini Beach Band - Tides Out.?
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Forgotten account? Not Now. With an army of fans of their outlandish performances on the UK Big Chill, Glastonbury, Latitude, Love Box, Lost Vagueness, Bestival, Solfest and international festival Did I Say That?
- Various - Spotlight Audio 07/09, the band decided it was time to give the world at large the thrill of the live experience by releasing this album and enabling punters to have a beach party in the comfort of their own living rooms. The special genius of The Bikini Beach Band lies in the original material and their unique take on pop classics.
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Head honcho of the SN1 Still Number 1 crew, he delivers the negatives and the positives with Egyptian Medley - The Bikini Beach Band - Tides Out.? aural reality checks — something that has proved a battle when it comes to beating down the doors of the more mainstream industry.
So, while Peckham waits for a re-generation programme, Giggs will be busy building up ammunition for his second album and pushing other artists from the SN1 camp to keep the kids happy. Littering his lyrics with wry pop culture references, a sharp sense of humour and an honesty rarely found in rap music right now, Professor Green is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in With the UK charts increasingly full of MCs, now, more than ever, pop is ready for an artist who does more than merely rap well.
Lucky then that Professor Green is truly and genuinely unique. He jests of course; unsurprising Shell Have You Back - Tim McGraw - A Place In The Sun the amount of wit and self-deprecation found in his music.
Featuring Lily Allen, the song has already been performed in front of thousands of people around the world. Lazlo, producer and sound contortionist lives, breathes and dreams electronic sounds. His Egyptian Medley - The Bikini Beach Band - Tides Out.? approach perfectly synthesizes 40 year old technology with current processing power to create not so much a wall of sound as a multi-layered construct of sound, with every harmonic hand crafted to ultimate effect.
Expect Love Me Or Leave Me - Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker - Nights At The Turntable spectacle of a performance! London is hardly known for its tropical climes, but venues across the city definitely hot up when these four fez-wearing, Surf Noir loving half-brothers take to the stage to deliver a blistering set of instrumentals as only the Bikini Beach Band can.
With an army of fans of their outlandish performances on the UK Big Chill, Glastonbury, Latitude, LoveBox, Lost Vagueness, Bestival, Solfest and international festival circuits, the band decided it was time to give the world at large the thrill of the live experience by releasing this album and enabling punters to have a beach party in the comfort of their own living rooms.
White Hart gig review by Parsley artrocker. However, a close follow up would be unmissable, as you do not want to miss their fabulous act, honed to perfection as it now is.
The fact that they played two stonkin So why are these guys the business? Because they play note perfect twangy instrumental versions of old and new hits with style and a real sense of fun. I defy anyone to keep a frown on their face when watching their onstage antics - statesmen-like guitar poses wearing fez hats, sunglasses and the likes of bright flamenco frilly shirt outfits or beach surf shirts.
They have set up their sound balance so that wonderful soloing and driving rhythms seem to flow effortlessly from them. On drums, the legendary Juan Escovido retains an occasional pleasured impish grin that makes him come across as the Dudley Moore of the band.
He provides solid backing to Estevan and Miguel Escovido, sharing and alternating lead and rhythm guitar duties with stunning professionalism. Ricardo Escovido drives the bass rhythm and rallies the crowd to a frenzy with his enthusiasm. In a London gig scene that sometimes seems full of rather mixed abilities, this is a truly class act! Go on! New live album out from April 26th!
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